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▪️ Events Marketing Manager
▪️ Full-time Administrative Assistant
▪️ Customer Experience Representative
The post holder will conduct health screening at door while providing a warm welcome to customers. Will also be cleaning and sanitizing carts after use. Must be flexible regarding schedule, as the position involves opening, closing, weekend, and holiday shifts. Bilingualism is considered an asset.
We'll see you tomorrow – Martha and Darren
Weather: 🌧️ 70% chance of showers. High of 8°
Ottawan of the Day: Richard Sharpe, campaigner for ending anti-Black racism. He has co-founded 613 819 Black Hub, which uses data to help to bring about systemic change in education, justice, employment, business and politics [Capital Current] [613 - 819 Black Hub]
Quote: “Even in a busy day, you could find that 15 minutes of hygge, of cosiness, where you relax and you forget a little bit the hustle and bustle. And you gather the kids around you and have an apple and a cup of tea” – Hanne Fugl Eskjær, the Danish ambassador to Canada [CBC]
For up-to-date info:
OTTAWA: There have been 6036 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 236 since Friday, and 303 deaths, five new reports.
OUTAOUAIS: There have been 2024 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 99 since Friday, and 35 deaths, one new report.
⭕ Ottawa Public Health has made their daily experimental wastewater check available to the public. Every day Ottawa's sewer water is tested which can indicate whether COVID-19 is rising or falling in the general public. Starting tomorrow, we'll add this to the info links above [Ottawa Wastewaster Dashboard]
⭕ House of Commons installs plexiglass barriers as parliamentary pages say MPs have been ignoring COVID-19 rules. Masks are not mandatory in the House [Ottawa Citizen]
⭕ The public can now use a new testing clinic at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex in Orléans [Hôpital Montfort]
⭕ The Province tells long term care homes to solve staffing problems themselves [Ottawa Citizen]
⭕ Only half-way through the month, and nearly half of all COVID-19 cases are people under the age of 30 [CFRA]
🍁 The Canada COVID Alert App
Be alerted if you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The app now works in Quebec as well as Ontario.
#WHAT OTTAWA IS TALKING ABOUT
▪️Lab coordinators, mental health counsellors and specialists, academic counsellors and assistants, financial officers and library technicians are on strike at the University of Ottawa as of this morning. The union, PSUO-SSUO, says they are stuck on cuts to health benefits, reduced parental leave top-ups, lower retirement allowances, reduced reimbursement for members' medication from 100 to 80 per cent, and leaving 80 support positions vacant. [The Fulcrum]
▪️‘Canadian Revolution’ group was removed from the National War Memorial Saturday. The group had been camping at the memorial since Canada Day in a bid to have the Federal Government resign and remove COVID-19 restrictions [Global]
▪️Somebody shot a cat in the face. Gulliver was brought to the Ottawa Humane Society, where he needed surgery for a broken jaw and teeth. The fund to raise $3,500 for the cat's surgery drew in $34,000 for the Humane Society. [Ottawa Citizen] [Ottawa Humane Society]
▪️Ottawa is the number one sleep environment city in Canada says survey. Looking at mental wellbeing, physical health, caffeine, nicotine and alcohol consumption, overwork, employment and finances, chronic pain, sleep duration, environment and undersleep, Ottawa ranked 11th in the world. Amsterdam was number one, Vancouver ranked 37th, Calgary 39th and Toronto was 50th. For the life of us, we're not sure what to make of this. [CTV]
▪️University of Ottawa student writes about working for an Ottawa-based polling firm that surveyed Americans in the lead up to the 2016 election.She doesn’t say it is was for CNN but it was probably for CNN. Maybe MSNBC. [The Fulcrum]